Jul 062014

Over the last week or so some Sky users may have noticed their Sky Guide being very slow in populating.

Missing programmes slow loading programme synopsis, missing series links have all being experienced.

This looks to be a generally problem – at Sky’s end of things.

Reports are that Sky are making small changes to the EPG software,in preparation for the upcoming reshuffle in August.

Jun 072014

With the launch of ITV Encore on Monday 9th June, some numbers on the Sky Channel list will change:

For HD subscribers-

122 Sky Living+1
123 ITV Encore HD
193 ITV Encore+1
217 Sky1
221 Sky Arts 1
222 Sky Livingit
223 Sky Livingit+1
297 Sky Arts 2
298 ITV Encore
For SD subscribers-

122 Sky Living+1
123 ITV Encore
193 ITV Encore+1
217 Sky1 HD
221 Sky Arts 1 HD
222 Sky Livingit
223 Sky Livingit+1
297 Sky Arts 2 HD
298 ITV Encore HD

May 012014

As mentioned before ( ) Sky have been rolling out a new look “homepage” for their Sky+HD digiboxes.

The rollout to all customers with a compatible Sky+HD box started in March 2014 and will be completed by June 2014.

The new Sky+ Homepage will make it easier than ever before to find all of Sky’s amazing content.

Some of the advanced features of the new look Sky+HD homepage do require internet access, and require a UK IP address through a UK VPN service like Hidemyass to work fully.


Mar 192014

As we mentioned back in January ( Sky will be introducing a new look Sky Guide for their HD boxes.

Sky has overhauled its Sky+ electronic programme guide (Sky Guide) in the biggest shake up of its EPG since 1998.

For the first time ever, On Demand, including Catch Up TV and Sky Store, and the Sky+ Planner now sit alongside channel listings as equal options on a new homepage, so that customers can immediately find the shows they most want to watch, whether live or on demand.

The new-look EPG is being phased in for all Sky+ customers from Tuesday 18th March and will be completed by the end of May.

The update rolling out now means customers can now choose between browsing live channels, catching up on something recently aired, bingeing on a box set, watching a movie or browsing recordings in their Planner – all accessible from a single screen. Icons on the homepage will now include Catch Up TV, TV Box Sets, New Series, Best of On Demand and Sky Store.

The EPG homepage will also now contain a search bar, which will allow BSkyB customers to submit queries based on title, actor, event, channel, sport or keyword.

The change has been introduced to take into account the growing number of BSkyB subscribers choosing to watch TV on their own terms, Sky added.

Jan 302014

Sky has announced a new look for its Sky Guide electronic programme guide (EPG).

The new look Sky Guide focuses more on the broadcaster’s on-demand content.

From spring, the new Sky Guide homepage will include Catch Up TV, TV Box Sets, Sky+ Planner and Sky Store, as well as the live TV Guide.

Sky Guide 2014

Earlier this week, Sky added content from Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi to its On Demand service.